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Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here two nights in december and were the only ones there. We slept in the dorm and was a nice dorm with good mosquitonets. The toilets were ok, but lots of ants, so you had to be fast ;). Shower was cold, but good pressure. The staff really annoyed us. We were the only there and they were...

Thank Martijn K
Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seduced by the effusive description in the Lonely Planet guide so our expectations were high, especially as the price was only 5RM less than we paid for a hotel with a swimming pool and really good buffet breakfasts and dinners included on this trip. The owners are splitting the hotel property from the adjacent deer park, which they...

Thank whatisthislife
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the cabins for 2 nights, place is really close to the nature so keep your mosquito repellent with you. Jungle is right there, it's a bit isolated but shouldn't be an issue if you have a car. Prices for food are reasonable, it's quite close to all the must sees - sunbear, orangutan, proboscis conservatories. Clean and...

Thank martyna_polska
Wiltshire England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is about the cabins so may differ from the dormitory experience. We had a great stay, the hilltop cabins are great and take you right close to nature, maybe to close for some? The views are amazing either from the balconies or the open air shower room! The food is limited but good quality and very reasonable. The...

Thank Steveskipton
Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

stayed with a group of 17 yr old students for 5 nights....relaxing place with hammocks and a TV room which we used for games. No aircon..but fans quite good....the teachers area had a balcony and outdoor kitchen area which was great for a bit of down time and viewing local wildlife. Food good...although breakfasts not great ( after 5 days...

Thank julievickerman
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived early and asked to leave our bags there while we went off to visit a few places. The welcome was less than warm. On our return we were showed to our sauna. Yes, the view is lovely, but the aircon and the fan showed less interest in our arrival than the staff. The bed was very comfortable. The...

Thank ChinaGed
Province of Milan, Italy
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is located in a great spot and the whole idea isn't bad, but there is no atmosphere, no cushions on wooden chairs and longchairs, no colors, no music and no wifi. I do understand we are in the jungle but when you charge as much as you do,a bit of attention to details should be paid. no towel...

Thank TaniaJP84
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This was my second stay at Paganakan Dii. As soon as my sister and friend said they wanted to visit Sabah, I knew I had to find time to stay here. The accommodation is comfortable and clean, but not luxurious. The open bathroom is an experience: you look straight out onto the jungle while showering. The cabins also have a...

Thank Anna S
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I have the best memories from this place, I cannot recommend enough this place. The food, the service, the prices, the location is just amazing !!!!! It is by far one of my favorite hostel´s around the world!

Thank Karla C
Llanrwst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Amazing cabins, quite basic but they had a huge comfy bed and bunks for the kids with mosquito nets, an open air shower and bathroom (with modesty netting) so you can see the beautiful view, and sliding walls so you can lie in bed and feel like you're in the rainforest!! The staff are really friendly and happy, and were...

Thank Sue W

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Paganakan Dii is the perfect retreat to experience Nature in its most serene and natural state. Built on a site high above the surrounding foliage, the combination of cool longhouses and cosy duplex chalets makes for an experience worth a thousand images. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

Address: Mile 14 | Jalan Labuk, Sandakan, Sepilok 90000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sepilok
Price Range: €14 - €33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Any of the cabins on the Ridge”
 of 5 bubbles Steveskipton, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the rainforest view (4 beds) but the traveller dormitories looked good too.x”
 of 5 bubbles SueW874, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ridge view huts have a wonderful view.”
 of 5 bubbles Lazybones11, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get Ridge view hut (less noise/other guests, has quaint/outdoorsy feel (loved it), mosquito netting double bed was sanctuary from mosquitoes”
 of 5 bubbles CassieT180, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“a variety of rooms are available but they all have their own qualities and are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles S5590PPpaulm, 21 May 2016 | Read review
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